Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
Explore the impact of the Great War on Utica and Oneida County and the region's role in this international battle. This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the first World War.
Two New Exhibits Now on display!
The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has named five individuals to its 2018 Historical Hall of Fame inductee class: Rear Admiral Samuel Livingston Breese, Utica Public Library Director Alice Cynthia Dodge, educator Anthony Schepsis, Clinton Hockey trailblazer Edward Stanley, and Utica sports editor and enthusiast Len Wilbur. The Hall of Famers will be inducted alongside the 2018 Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class: Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini, US Navy veteran and community advocate Edward Jackson, Reverend Joseph A. Salerno, and animal rights activist Anita Vitullo.
All inductees will be honored at the History Center's annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Hart's Hill Inn on Wednesday, October 3, starting at 5:00 PM. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling the History Center at 315-735-3642 or by mail using the order form below. Prices are $50 for current OCHC members, $60 for the general public, and $440 for tables of eight. All proceeds benefit the Oneida County History Center.
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2018 Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends inductees announced
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World War I Centennial: Oneida County & New York Great War
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Rediscover the golden age of downtown Utica. The streets were lined with wall to wall department stores, theaters, restaurants, and much more. Come relive your fondest memories.